Mother Lode

Mother Lode

Country/ies
France
Italy
Production
Malfé Film (Italy); Wendigo Film (France)
Editor
Lenght
86
Original Language
Original language
Status
Completed
Completed in
2021
Eurodoc Participant
Margot Mecca
Eurodoc Producer
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Year participation
Distribution

Jorge leaves his moto-taxi business in the suburbs of Lima and his family to seek fortune as a miner, reaching the highest and most dangerous Andean goldmine in Peru. Lost under a glacier in the mountains, La Rinconada is “the closest city to the sky”. It attracts thousands of seasonal workers like Jorge, seeking a lucky strike and a better life. Here starts a journey full of presages, where reality blends with magic, where the myth of richness is built over a sacrifice: every now and then, miners mysteriously disappear, since gold belongs to the Devil, El Tio de la Mina requires sacrifices.

Festivals & Awards

World Premiere: VENICE FILM CRITICS WEEK (Italy)